Purpose of study
The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology. Our Computing programming is taught through software such as Scratch and Crumble. Our program of study also includes the use of Microsoft Publisher/PowerPoint, Prezi, Pixlr and video editing software. During their computer studies the children are continuously taught internet safety as well as each group dedicating a half term in this area.
Our curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all children:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent and confident when using the internet.